Die Aufteilung des Raumes

TIMO HERBST
ESTEBAN SÀNCHEZ
PETER STROHRER

08 June 2018 until 08 July 2018

Opening with barbecue: Friday, 08 June 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
Introduction: “Art as Dissent in Space”, Michael Stockhausen (Curator Q18 I 2018).
Lecture and talk on the “division of space” with Dr. Wilfried Dörstel (art historian, curator, archivist): Sunday, 01 July 2018 at 3 p.m.
Finissage: Sunday, 08 July 2018 at 3 p.m.
Opening hours: Sun, 14-17 hrs, Sat 16 June 14-19 hrs.

The arts always lend to the enterprises of domination or emancipation only what they can lend to them, that is, what they have in common with them: Positions and movements of bodies, functions of the word, distributions of the visible and the invisible. The autonomy that the arts enjoy and the subversion that they can ascribe to themselves rest on the same basis.
(J. Rancière: The Division of the Sensual, 2000)

Curator Michael Stockhausen invited to the group presentation DIE AUFTEILUNG DES RAUMES with artists from Leipzig, Cologne and Essen. Different media as well as generations of artists encountered one another in and outside the Q18. The exhibition title functioned as a leitmotif on various levels:

08 June 2018 until 08 July 2018
Opening with barbecue: Friday, 08 June 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
Introduction: “Art as Dissent in Space”, Michael Stockhausen (Curator Q18 I 2018).
Lecture and talk on the “division of space” with Dr. Wilfried Dörstel (art historian, curator, archivist): Sunday, 01 July 2018 at 3 p.m.
Finissage: Sunday, 08 July 2018 at 3 p.m.
Opening hours: Sun, 14-17 hrs, Sat 16 June 14-19 hrs.

The arts always lend to the enterprises of domination or emancipation only what they can lend to them, that is, what they have in common with them: Positions and movements of bodies, functions of the word, distributions of the visible and the invisible. The autonomy that the arts enjoy and the subversion that they can ascribe to themselves rest on the same basis.
(J. Rancière: The Division of the Sensual, 2000)

Curator Michael Stockhausen invites you to the group presentation The Division of Space with artists from Leipzig, Cologne and Essen. Different media as well as generations of artists encounter one another in and outside the Q18. The exhibition title functions as a leitmotif on various levels:

How can the question of the division of space be transferred into a parcours of perceptible interfaces – interfaces between private and public, outside and inside, between ego and community, art and non-art?

How does a work of art deal with space? What space does it occupy, how does it divide it up? Does the work reach into the space of the viewer, does it cross the territories of I or We?

How is the space of art divided? What does it mean to participate in the discourse with the label “young artist” or posthumously exclusively through one’s works?

Fundamental questions that not only accompany the exhibition conceptually, but are also reflected concretely in the artworks on display. In an installative, performative, painterly or sculptural way, they enter into a “division of the sensual”, which, beyond the respective artistic positions, is also experienced at best as a community in space.

How does a work of art deal with space? What space does it occupy, how does it divide it up? Does the work reach into the space of the viewer, does it cross the territories of I or We?

How is the space of art divided? What does it mean to participate in the discourse with the label “young artist” or posthumously exclusively through one’s works?

Fundamental questions, that not only accompanied the exhibition conceptually, but are also reflected concretely in the artworks on display. In an installative, performative, painterly or sculptural way, they entered into a “division of the sensual”, which, beyond the respective artistic positions, is also experienced at best as a community in space.